Auckland International College (AIC), one of Auckland’s most esteemed international schools, has announced its gates will shut from June 2023, Stuff reports. The decision will see the college remain open to allow current year 12-13 students to complete their study, but AIC has found it difficult to attract international students through travel restrictions and an ongoing lockdown. Founded in 2003, Auckland International College is the only school in New Zealand which exclusively teaches the Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The school achieved a 100 per cent IBDP pass rate in 2021, and over the years students have been offered admission from nine of the 10 highest-ranked universities by Times Higher Education.